As GamePolitics reported yesterday, German retailer Galeria Kaufhof is dropping 18+ video games and movies from its inventory in the wake of last week’s horrific school shooting.
Reuters has reaction to the move from Stephan Reichart, who heads G.A.M.E., a trade association which represents German game developers:
I think (Kaufhof’s decision) is a complete overreaction… it borders on impulsive hysteria. It would be sufficient if retailers made sure their cashiers don’t sell this material to young people.
Since 17-year-old Tim Kretschmer’s rampage, reports have emerged indicating that he played the first-person shooters Counter-strike and Far Cry 2.